When Cristiano Ronaldo left for Juventus in the summer, many reports claimed that it was due to the fact that the club decided to pursue into the new season with Bale as their star player rather than the legendary CR7 due to his age.
The transfer away of Ronaldo will unlock Bale into leading Madrid and unlock his full potential, was the claim of many fans and pundits. Six months later, Ronaldo continues his goal scoring exploits while Bale is still left to fill the huge boots. There is no doubt in the quality of the Welshman but he is far too injury prone and perhaps not as decisive as CR7.
According to former Madrid player Mijatovic, “I like him a lot as a player but he is nowhere near being the leader of the team after Cristiano Ronaldo left. It’s worrying that he gets injured so often.”
Madrid are struggling in Europe and domestically this season and Bale is clearly not the man to take the club forward, it would seem. The player has been tipped with a move away to other clubs in Europe like Manchester United and Chelsea in the past and many might think its time for Madrid to accept the error in their judgement last summer and move on the talented Welshman.
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